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Disaster management is the discipline dealing with the organization and management of resources and responsibilities to cater with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies and disasters- both natural and man-made. It involves preparedness, response and recovery in order to lessen and mitigate the impact of disasters.

Prevention is better than cure, is a novel saying which is very apt in the context of disaster management. It is now becoming increasingly evident and mitigation and investment in disaster preparedness can save thousands of lives, vital economic assets, livelihoods and reduce the cost of overall disaster relief. There is a never ending role of education and schools in disaster risk reduction. The importance of education in promoting and enabling Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) has already been identified by researchers and policy makers. In doing so, there is a renewed focus on disaster risk education in primary and secondary schools.